New world. New vision.

More than a business school. Beyond excellence.

emlyon business school‘s vision and mission are nurtured by our global and digital world. We are operating in a knowledge-based economy where most knowledge is open and freely accessible. An economy of innovation where transformations and disruptions are constantly remodelling factors that influence competitiveness and growth. 

To face these challenges, emlyon business school positions itself around the “early maker” concept. 

Today, being a maker means controlling your destiny, being the actor and entrepreneur of your existence, and moving from Do-It-Yourself to Do-It-Together in a spirit of collaboration. This concept reflects our vision of the entrepreneur: an individual, who tries, experiments, makes mistakes, starts again and learns as they go. The entrepreneur from emlyon business school is a maker and an early mover. He is an early maker.

 Facts & Figures

  • Training 4,100 students (40% are international students) and 5,500 managers every year on our Europe, Africa & Asia campuses
  • Welcoming a diversity of 80 nationalities
  • 1,000 partner firms
  • Partnering with 600 industry experts and visiting faculty
  • 130 academic international partners
  • 7 Research Centres dedicated to Finance, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Lifestyles, Work & organization or Corporate Governance.
  • Among the select few 1 % business schools worldwide awarded the 3 international accreditations

Rankings and Accreditations

This triple accreditation, AACSBEquis and AMBA, from which emlyon business school has benefited for several years, and on which only a small number of international establishments can pride themselves, proves of the long term educational efforts, resources and client orientation that emlyon business school can guarantee. It also provides an evaluation of the relevance of what each establishment and set of programmes have to offer as well as their development plans. These accreditations have been fully renewed these last two years (2014/2015).


  • The Times Higher Education

#2 Business School in France
#26 in the world
Global Employability University Ranking 2016 
The Times Higher Education, the reference compiled from the choices of international recruiters 


Recognised worldwide our Research & Faculty quality matches the Top 15 European positioning of the school.

Our teaching community is responsible for delivering top quality teaching and learning. Its role is to create new knowledge, develop innovative teaching and learning resources, and disseminate knowledge through academic and professional publications and conferences

The Faculty is made up of 112 full-time professors, 40% are international professors and hail from 19 different nationalities. Our teaching community is academically highly qualified: 86% are doctors and 16% are entitled to conduct research.

The Faculty is organised in 4 departments: 

The World Entrepreneurship Forum

Founded by emlyon business school and KPMG, the World Entrepreneurship Forum is based on the conviction that the entrepreneur is a creator of wealth and social justice. The World Entrepreneurship Forum is the first international think-tank assembly dedicated to entrepreneurship. Since 2008, once a year it brings together over 250 prominent public figures and foremost thinkers, among them entrepreneurs, NGO’s founders, politicians and economic experts, selected in 70 countries, who will gather to promote and foster the development of entrepreneurship across the globe. In 2013, the World Entrepreneurship Forum took place in Singapore from October 30th to November 2nd . Discover its organisation and highlights :

A graduate of the MSc in Management - European Triple Degree talks about her experience at the World Entrepreneurship Forum 2012:

The Asian Experience

Studying in China is different in itself. The Shanghai experience is of course a window to Asia and a great opportunity to think global. Thanks to the early settlement of emlyon business school in China, our school benefits from strong historical links and a solid partnership with East China Normal University that leads to an official agreement and a future campus currently being built which will be called the Asia Europe Business School. emlyon business school's community in China gathers 2,000 persons including 600 graduates working locally and entails close ties with the business environment.

Only at emlyon business school will you...

  • Benefit from our Creativity & Learning hub : a new learning environment that is both a study and playful area and illustrates the evolution of learning and teaching methods taking into account the impact of digitalisation and the change in practices.
  • Get a personalised learning path thanks to our unique partnership with IBM 
  • Capitalise on our historical excellence and efficiency in entrepreneurship: a renowned incubator, the World Entrepreneurship Forum, 2 Dedicated Research centres, a fablab and the best professors and experts in the field
  • Enjoy the opening to new horizons (cross disciplinary opportunities,  multi-campus experience, powerful active alumni network available from you day 1…)
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